Offering an up-to-date account of systems theories and its applications, this book provides a different way of resolving problems
and addressing challenges in a swift and practical way, without losing overview and grip on the details. From this perspective,
it offers a different way of thinking in order to incorporate different perspectives and to consider multiple aspects of any
given problem. Drawing examples from a wide range of disciplines, it also presents worked cases to illustrate the principles.
The multidisciplinary perspective and the formal approach to modelling of systems and processes of 'Applied Systems Theory'
makes it suitable for managers, engineers, students, researchers, academics and professionals from a wide range of disciplines;
they can use this 'toolbox' for describing, analysing and designing biological, engineering and organisational systems as
well as getting a better understanding of societal problems. This revised, updated and expanded second edition includes coverage
of abductive reasoning, the relevance of systems theories for research methods and a new chapter about problem analysis and
solving based on systems theories.